Purdah

Day #29 Purdah is the practice of the seclusion of women from public observation by covering their bodies from head to toe. It is also a state of social isolation, which confines women to their homes. -Purdah is seen as a protection of the dignity of women -In some...

Single Mothers

Day #28 Single mothers are female parents who provide primary care for one or more children alone. They often work more than 40 hours a week while carrying the full responsibility of cooking, cleaning, and nurturing the future generation. -57% of single mothers are...

Domestic Violence

Day # 27 Domestic Violence occurs between spouses or intimate partners, when one partner in the relationship tries to control the other person. The perpetrator uses fear and intimidation and often physical or sexual violence. -One out of three women worldwide has been...

Dowry

Day #26 Dowry is a gift of money or valuables given by the bride’s family to the family of the groom before, during or after the wedding. -Dowry was originally designed to safeguard the women. Today it is the price tag for the groom and a noose for the bride....

Africa

Day #25 Africa has the population of 891 million people, with the highest birthrate of any continent. Africa is projected to grow to 2 billion people by 2050. Women in sub-Saharan Africa bear an average of 6 children. Life expectancy is low for example, the average...

Afghanistan

Day #24 Afghanistan has had over 20 years of war. It had an extreme fundamentalist government until 2001. Afghanistan is still unstable. It is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. The female population is over 15 million. -1-2% of Afghan women have identity...